Steering Committee

Mountains of Hope is governed by a Steering Committee. It comprises representatives from the founding member organizations, MOH members, and others who help guide the Coalition in the proper direction. Additional guidance comes from the leads of the subcommittees. The Steering Committee’s goal is to guide the coalition toward achieving their mission – Collaborating to Conquer Cancer in the Mountain State. 

Coalition Leadership

Stacey Whanger

Stacey Whanger

Coalition Chair
American Diabetes Association

Abby Starkey

Abby Starkey

Immediate Past Chair
Cancer Prevention and Control
WVU Cancer Institute

Angela Austin

Chair Elect
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Subcommittee Chairs & Chairs-Elect

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Carrie Wines-Larch

Quality of Life Chair
CAMC Cancer Center

Liz Puette

Elizabeth Puette

Early Detection Chair
WVU School of Dentistry
Department of Dental Hygiene

Dana DeJerrett

Dana DeJarnett

Prevention Chair
WVU Medicine Berkeley and
Jefferson Medical Center

Head and shoulders portrait of Elizabeth Brooks.

Elizabeth Brooks

Prevention Chair-Elect
Southern Highlands Community Medical Center

Head and shoulder portrait of Kelcie Danley (Sturgeon)

Kelcie Sturgeon

Early Detection Chair-Elect
WVU Cancer Institute
Cancer Prevention and Control

Head and shoulders portrait of Jennifer-Hancock.

Jennifer Hancock

Quality of Life Chair-Elect
West Virginia Department of Health, Division of Women’s and Family Health, Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health

Founding Member Representation

Liz Puette

Angela Kaloush

American Cancer Society


WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
Department of Health/Office of Maternal, Child,
and Family Health

Susan Eason

Susan Eason

WVU Cancer Institute
Cancer Prevention & Control

Steering Committee Representation

Patty Davis

Patty Davis

Agents of Hope

Jennie Shifflet

Jennie Shifflett

Agents of Hope

Steve Blankenship

WV Cancer Registry

Mountains Of Hope Team

Mary Ellen Conn

Mary Ellen Conn

Coalition Facilitator

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Lauren Wright

Coalition Manager

Susan Eason

Juliana Curry

Policy Consultant

Dannell Boatman

Dannell Boatman

Program Evaluator

Megan Ross

Megan Ross

West Virginia Department of Health

Contact Us

Lauren Wright, DSL, MPH

Program Coordinator, Cancer Prevention and Control
WV Cancer Control Collaborative Partnership and Mountains of Hope Coalition
WVU Cancer Institute

Phone: 304-293-0632
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